The DYOJO is The Do Your Own Job Dojo. A dojo is a space dedicated to learning and practicing martial arts. In this dojo we help growth minded professionals and people in a position of leadership to develop ownership and accountability in the pursuit of excellence.
In business teamwork is essential to an organizations ability to perform at the peak of its capacity. Teamwork must be grounded in trust. The foundation for trust to be built among multiple employees who will be empowered to work with each other, is laid by team members who consistently do their job.
In this equation, those in leadership can help this process evolve by clarifying roles and responsibilities for all employees.
Personal and Professional Development:
In the original Karate Kid movie, Sensei (teacher/master) John Kreese states the distinctives of the Cobra Kai Dojo:
From the example of Karate Kid, we see the difference in the people, process, and production of those trained by Sensei Kreese and karate master Mr. Miyagi. By all appearances, the process Mr. Miyagi utilizes for skills training would not produce a championship level fighter and his young apprentice Danny frequently questions his progress. The climax of the movie reveals that the skills and heart of young Danny has been mentored and developed to persevere through rise to the challenge in the face of an opponent is superior by most metrics.
Mentorship and Coaching for Achieving Goals:
When you commit to studying a martial art, you must find a mentor who you believe will help train you to master the craft you have chose and you must remain engaged in your skills development. The same is true in business. It is your job to pursue personal and professional development so that you can reach your potential. As you grow as a leader, you have a responsibility to repeat the process and help others to achieve their goals.
The DYOJO will help you to develop the will, the skill, and the chill to succeed.
Customized Business Coaching Strategies:
We take the time to listen to your vision, values, and goals so that we can assist you to build a strategy for achieving success. You are the hero of your story and our value proposition is to come alongside you to optimize your efforts. The DYOJO provides business coaching services and leadership development in person, online, and via remote group training.
In the DYOJO we are committed to these core concepts and resources for development:
What services does The DYOJO provide?
For growth minded employees in need of direction for continuing their career development:
For new managers who need to elevate their education and training for leadership:
For existing managers looking for tools to help them engage the modern workforce:
For organizations desiring to provide leadership development resources:
Why was The DYOJO Started?
The DYOJO helps leaders to intentionally develop their vision and values so that they can build teams that are clear, consistent, as well as accountable. We work to help you bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be as an organization. Through business coaching and leadership development, The DYOJO helps teams to increase their performance in the four key areas of sustainable success - people, process, production, and progress.
How can The DYOJO help?
Shannon Tymosko, aka Lady Voltz, electrical apprentice and ambassador for Kickass Careers, joins The DYOJO Podcast to discuss empowering yourself and your team to thrive not just survive.
Shannon went to college, earned her degree and worked for 10 years, eventually promoting to management but wasn't thriving personally or financially. A friend invited her to assist with a kitchen remodel and she got the bug for the skilled trades. Even after she pursued her first courses in the trades she met obstacles to employment until arriving in the electrical apprenticeship at the YWCA.
Topics for The DYOJO Podcast Ep. 39 include:
Question #1 - What are some of the things managers do that enhance and/or undermine their culture?
Shannon discusses writing some of her thoughts for a segment in The DYOJO's upcoming book Be Intentional: Culture. She also had the distinct pleasure of having a post of her liked by the famous contractor Mike Holmes on LinkedIn; they are practically best friends.
Question # 2 - What can organizations in the skilled trades do to better recruit and retain young people?
Lady Voltz shares several times her thoughts on the importance of, "Thriving not just surviving." She found that the skilled trades provided better opportunities for personal and professional development. For Shannon the skilled trades were rewarding financially as well as providing a sense of fulfillment.
Question #3 - How do people in a position of leadership rise above the status quo?
Shannon discusses the non-sensical approach, whereby organizations in the skilled trades spend so much resources to attract young people only to push them away. She shares her thoughts on updating mindsets and habits to produce more favorable outcomes. Jon also notes the value of fresh perspectives helping teams to adapt by challenging the things we do simply because that is the way we've always done them.
Question #4 - What is Kickass Careers and how did Shannon become involved with this group?
Kickass Careers promotes and advocates for the skilled trades. They have local groups that are working to bring these career opportunities into the same discussion as fire fighting, doctors, lawyers, etc for young people building their lives. Shannon and Jon share a desire to help growth minded professionals and those in a position of leadership to shorten their DANG learning curve. The DYOJO Podcast is the INFOtainment podcast for the skilled trades.
Guests & Features:
The DYOJO Podcast - the INFOtainment podcast for the skilled trades. Helping you shorten your DANG learning curve. WATCH on The DYOJO Youtube or LISTEN on Apple and/or Spotify. Please subscribe, like and share with your network.
The DYOJO Podcast Episode 34 - Idan Shpizear, CEO of 911 Restoration "The Fresh Start Company" discusses:
Idan is a big believer in the importance of the customer experience and is working hard to ensure his growing franchise embraces "The Fresh Start" values as they assist clients with water and fire damage restoration. His upcoming second book will likely be titled, The Struggle is Real, and will address the reality of the on-going pressure to build and maintain a business. Once you Get Out of the Truck you will need perseverance to Stay Out of the Truck!
Listen for the opportunity to win a FREE iPad from our sponsor Xcelerate Restoration Software.
Guests and Wardrobe:
Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, is a 19 year veteran of the property restoration industry and a business coach through his organization The DYOJO.